CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 01, 2012
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(Washington: Norah O'Donnell) A secret night visit by President Obama to Afghanistan on the first anniversary of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden reviewed; scenes shown of Obama at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and signing an agreement with President Hamid Karzai; details given about the US role in Afghanistan until 2024. [OBAMA - calls this an historic event between our two countries; states the US will stand by the Afghan people.] [With the troops, OBAMA - says we brought bin Laden to justice.] The timing of the Obama speech on the anniversary of bin Laden's death discussed.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The context of the president's trip at a bad time in the US-Afghanistan relationship and CBS News coverage of the address noted.
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